22 March 2017

spring and other things that spring eternal

The plants I thought I killed
at least three times once by
drowning once by freezing and

once by thawing too early may
have survived my ineptitude as
there are three sprouts shooting

up from the darkness of the soil
in the pot in my garage all winter
like hope springing eternal until

you find out it's three weeds but
you don't care because everything
is finally coming alive once again.

21 March 2017

fruit we deny ourselves

did I ever
live for years
without tasting
a single

was I

05 March 2017

dream books

when I took the medication to sleep,
I think I dreamed of a book series
never written yet outside my dreams,
and I awoke wanting desperately
to re-read it in the waking world